Archive for November, 2011

Day of Action

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Today will see trade union members from the civil service, local government, teachers and the health service strike in protest against pension reforms. The Day of Action will be the biggest strike in the UK since 1926. Although the BMA did not ballot members on industrial action as part of the 30 November Day of [...]

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Healthy diets begin at home

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

A survey published yesterday by the British Heart Foundation has revealed that 94% of children said they don’t eat their recommended five-a-day of fruit of vegetables. This is a really disappointing statistic given the effort that has been put into this health message, but clearly more needs to be done to determine the why of [...]

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The drinks industry – part of the solution, or part of the problem?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Andrew Misell, Manager of Alcohol Concern Cymru reflects on the drinks industry as part of alcohol awareness week: During Alcohol Awareness Week (14-20 November 2011) Alcohol Concern Cymru is asking whether the drinks industry can ever be part of the solution to alcohol misuse. The industry is working hard to present a positive image of [...]

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Alcohol Awareness week

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Statistics released this week by Alcohol Concern to highlight Alcohol Awareness Week make for uncomfortable reading. Read them here. For me, the most shocking of Alcohol Concern’s figures are those that demonstrate the effect of alcohol on children. More than 100 children, including children as young as five, contact ChildLine every week with worries about [...]

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